The 54th Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI) is kicking off at the moment in Goa. Anurag Singh Thakur, the Union minister for data and broadcasting, will inaugurate the competition, marking the start with the screening of the British movie Catching Mud, centred round a spouse striving to interrupt free from her prison husband.
This version brings collectively 19 acclaimed movies from numerous worldwide movie festivals beneath the IFFI Kaleidoscope. The worldwide part boasts 198 movies, together with 13 World Premieres, 18 Worldwide Premieres, 62 Asia premieres, and 89 India Premieres.
Indian cinema shines within the Indian Panorama part, highlighting 25 characteristic movies and 20 non-feature movies, with Aattam from Malayalam cinema and Andro Goals in Manipuri language because the opening movies for his or her respective classes.
Esteemed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur leads the jury for the 54th IFFI, joined by a five-member panel together with Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine and producers Jerome Paillard, Catherine Dussart, and Helen Leake.
A notable addition this 12 months is the introduction of the Greatest Net Sequence (OTT) class, overseen by filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani and a five-member jury.
The competition’s highlight shines on Hollywood legend Michael Douglas, set to obtain the distinguished Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award, honouring his illustrious profession adorned with 2 Oscars, 5 Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award, and quite a few different accolades.
The grand opening ceremony guarantees performances by Bollywood stars like Shahid Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Nushratt Bharucha, and an array of luminaries together with Catherine Zeta-Jones, AR Rahman, Vidya Balan, Karan Johar, and Sara Ali Khan. The occasion culminates on November 28 with a closing ceremony that includes performances by Ayushmann Khurrana and musician Amit Trivedi.